Cartoon – climate change refugees

Cartoon - climate change refugees

Cartoon – climate change refugees.

The cartoon shows the possible increase in mass migration that may be caused by global warming and climate change.
The cartoon compares the current (2015) crisis of mass migration to Europe caused by political instability in the middle east with the possible crisis of mass migration that may occur due to climate change.

A cartoon about mass migration, climate change refugees, impact of global warming.
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The End is Nigh cartoon

Cartoon - the end is nigh crank

A cartoon showing a man with an “End is Nigh” placard.

A passing woman is saying “There was a time when I’d have dismissed him as a crank”.

A cartoon about the current feeling of pessimism about the state of the world and about its future.
This could refer to climate change, global warming, or the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA!
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Profiting from climate change

profiteering from global warming cartoon

A businessman making his business diversify into boats due to increased flood risk

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As global warming results in more floods there will be a greater demand for boats.
The cartoon shows a businessman suggesting that his manufacturing company diversify into ship and boat building.

A cartoon showing manufacturing companies and businesses adapting to changing demands (as indeed they should),

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Carbon footprint cartoon

carbon footprint cartoon

A carbon footprint cartoon from my selection of environment cartoons.

The illustration shows a climate change conference, with the US delegate (Uncle Sam) wearing gigantic clown shoes. He is thinking ‘No one will take me seriously in these shoes’

A cartoon about the fact that (at the moment) the western world uses most of the world’s resources and thus is in no position to lecture about the impact of consumerism to the developing world
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Environment cartoons – polar bear and penguins marching to save the ice caps

penguins and polar bear environment cartoons

Environment cartoons – penguins marching to stop global warming

An illustration showing an environmental protest march of penguins and a polar bear

The penguins in this image are inspired by natural history documentaries about penguins that show the penguins marching in line from their nest site to their feeding ground many miles away.
This cartoon is meant to be a motivational and inspirational image, motivating people to get up and do something for the benefit of the environment (specifically in the areas of climate change and global warming).

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Businesses profiting from climate change

business opportunities created by climate change

Environment cartoon about profit from climate change

Showing business opportunities created by global warming.

The joke is based on the saying “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good” (meaning that someone always benefits from any situation, including bad ones).
The cartoon is meant as a criticism of cynical profiteering from climate change – it’s not a criticism of pragmatic approaches to job creation as a result of climate change.

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Environment cartoon – floods caused by climate change

global warming flooding cartoon

Flooding caused by global warming

Following the recent flooding on the Somerset Levels (February 2014), the government is blaming the Environment Agency for lack of foresight. However, it’s not just the Environment Agency who may be blamed for not seeing what was in store. Governments refuse to take action on global warming, and populations in general refuse to confront the possibility of climate change

A comment on postponing taking action about global warming, using the saying “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”. Unfortunately, due to flooding, the bridge can’t be crossed.
From my collection of cartoons about global warming, climate change, floods, anthropogenic weather
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Environment cartoon – environmental forecasting

globe falling in rubbish bin cartoon

Environment cartoon – environmental forecasting

A cartoon showing the earth or globe dropping off its mount and falling into a rubbish bin.
The globe is in the office of an organisation called “The Institute of Environmental Forecasting” (a fictitious organisation as far as I know)

This is a cartoon about predictions of the future of the world as a result of man-made or anthropogenic environmental changes such as global warming, climate change, resource depletion, species extinction, human population increase – the list goes on!

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Global warming cartoon

Global warming thermometer cartoon

Environment cartoon
Climate change cartoon

An illustration showing the earth or globe as the bulb of a thermometer that is measuring the temperature rise caused by anthropogenic global warming.
The liquid in the thermometer is bursting out of the top, signifying the possible calamitous and disastrous outcome of global warming

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Ship of Fools cartoon – the earth heading for disaster

globe - Ship of Fools cartoon

Ship of Fools illustration

Is the earth, and the human race, heading for disaster (because people seem to be only capable of short term planning)?

An environmental cartoon showing the earth as a ship, represented by half a globe, with people on the deck enjoying themselves, oblivious of the fact that they are steering the world towards catastophe

The illustration shows the world’s population as the passengers and crew of the Ship of Fools (or the fools on the ship)

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Global warming cartoons – global warming benefitting industry

Environment cartoons

Environment cartoon – global warming and consumerism

An environmental cartoon showing executives in a firm that manufactures refrigerators discussing global warming.
They are saying that the more the world warms up, the more people will want to buy fridges

An illustration of the truth bahind the expression It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good
The point of this cartoon is that to some extent the creators of global warming will benefit from it.
Maybe they even sponsor climate change denial research!

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Desert mirage cartoon – an hourglass pouring sand into the desert

hourglass creating desert cartoon

Desert mirage cartoon – an hour glass pouring sand into the desert, creating the desert

Cartoon of a man crawling through a desert, seeing a mirage

There may be a meaning to this cartoon related to global warming. Perhaps the hourglass, which is an illusion, represents the concept of climate change denial (where man made climate change is said to be an illusion). However, despite the fact that man made climate change is said to be an illusion the deserts are still getting bigger (and the polar caps smaller).

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Carbon footprint cartoon

environment cartoon - carbon footprint cartoon

Environment cartoon about carbon footprints

The cartoon is based on the nursery rhyme that goes:
“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do”
The idea partly about the impact of population growth on climate change and global warming – the larger a family, the greater its carbon footprint.
The cartoon is also about eco-housing, ecological buildings, environmentally sound architecture.

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Environment cartoon – desertification (black and white version)

climate change cartoon

Climate change denial cartoon

From my selection of environment cartoons about climate change and global warming

This is a black and white version of this cartoon.
See a colour version here
A cartoon of a person with his head buried in the sand, hiding from the fact that global warming is affecting the environment. The cartoon shows parts of the world turning to desert as a result of climate change and unsustainable development.

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Global Warming Cartoons

global warming cartoons

Global Warming Cartoons

This illustration of a polar bear and penguins marching against global warming (and the melting of the polar caps) is one of many images that I’ve produced dealing with environmental issues.
You can see more by clicking the image.

Global warming cartoon. Penguins and polar bear march against shrinking polar ice caps

 environment cartoon - polar bear and penguins against global warming

Environment cartoon.
Global warming cartoon showing polar bear and penguins marching to protest against global warming and the shrinking ice caps.

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, shrinking polar caps, climate change, global warming.

One of the humorous points about this cartoon is that polar bears and penguins live at opposite poles (penguins in the Antarctic and polar bears in the Arctic), and thus never meet in normal circumstances (apart from in cartoons). In this cartoon the fact that they are in the same cartoon is meant to convey the notion of solidarity and of the whole world mobilising to fight climate change.
This cartoon can be used in this short version or a long version (in fact as long as you want – just add penguins). And either way round. The long version is show in the previous post.

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Global warming cartoon. A polar bear and penguins marching

environment cartoon - polar bear and penguins cartoon

Environmental cartoon. Global warming cartoon showing polar bear and penguins marching to protest against global warming and the shrinking ice caps.

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, shrinking polar caps, climate change, global warming.

One of the humorous points about this cartoon is that polar bears and penguins live at opposite poles (penguins in the Antarctic and polar bears in the Arctic), and thus never meet in normal circumstances (apart from in cartoons). In this cartoon the fact that they are in the same cartoon is meant to convey the notion of solidarity and of the whole world mobilising to fight climate change.
This cartoon can be used in a short version or a long version (in fact as long as you want – just add penguins). And either way round. The other version is show in the next post.

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Carbon offsetting cartoon

Environment cartoon. Planting trees to offset carbon use

Environmental cartoons
Carbon offsetting cartoon
The commercialisation of ethical activities

Planting trees to offset carbon use as a commercial enterprise. The cartoon is about the privatisation and exploitation of environmentally directed enterprises

A cartoon about carbon footprints, carbon trading, carbon offsetting, trade, business, planting trees
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Environment cartoon. Global warming graph in the form of Hokusai’s Great Wave

Global warming graph cartoon Hokusai

Global warming cartoon
Global warming graph in the form of Hokusai’s Great Wave

This climate change cartoon uses Hokusai’s Great Wave to illustrate the effects of global warming – particularly the effects on the change in the sea level and the weather

The Great Wave by Hokusai is frequently appropriated by cartoonists, often to represent disasters.
In this cartoon Hokusai’s wave shows the ultimate effects of global warming. The gradual, almost unnoticed, increase in the effects of climate change slowly accumulate, with ultimate devastating effect. The effects are only taken seriously too late, by which time the effects cause environmental disaster (not necessarily only flooding or tsunamis, which here are actually metaphors for wider consequences)
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Climate change cartoons. Flood cartoon – global warming causing flooding

Environment cartoon - we'll cross that bridge when we come to it

Climate change cartoons
Flooding cartoon

Climate change may cause serious floods. The cartoon shows an official from a government environment agency procrastinating over doing anything about it, with the words “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”. When the inevitable flood actually arrives the bridge is uncrossable due to the flood

An environmental cartoon about procrastination, short-termism, planning, contingency plans
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Climate change cartoons – carbon footprint

Climate change - carbon footprint cartoon

Environment cartoons.
Carbon footprint cartoon

The US delegate at a climate change conference, Uncle Sam wearing huge clown shoes, saying ‘No one will take me seriously in these shoes’

A cartoon about international conferences on environmental issues, and about the fact that (at the moment) the west uses most of the world’s resources and thus can’t really dictate to the developing world
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Environmental cartoons – carbon footprint cartoon

Carbon footprints and carbon tyre tracks

Environment cartoon
Carbon footprint represented as carbon tyre tracks
Ecology cartoon about carbon footprints

A cartoon about, among other environmental issues, desertification, environmental degradation, sustainability

Cartoon showing the footprints of the western world represented as tyre tracks. The vehicle that’s created them has knocked over a person from the developing world, who’s carbon footprints are relatively insignificant
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Illustration. Carbon footprints of the west and the developing world compared

carbon footprints of developing and developed worlds compared - cartoon

Environment illustration
Carbon footprint cartoon

The carbon footprint of the west compared to the carbon footprint of the developing world. The west’s is much bigger.

The carbon footprint of the developed world is shown as a huge boot print, while the carbon foot print of the developing world is shown as a tiny foot print (a bare footprint in fact). This is to illustrate the fact that the west has a much larger impact on carbon levels than the developing world.

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Aviation cartoon – air transport’s impact on the environment

Air travel environmental impact cartoon

Air travel’s environmental impact cartoon or illustration
Climate change and aviation cartoon

Cartoon about the impact of aviation on the environment
A single transatlantic flight contributes as much to global warming as a typical year of driving a car

A cartoon about aircraft, climate change, con trails, air miles, carbon footprints
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Global warming cartoon – a man and a penguin worrying about the shrinking ice caps

Global warming cartoon. A man and penguin on shrinking iceberg

Environmental cartoons
Global warming cartoon

A man and a penguin on a shrinking ice flow, worrying about the shrinking polar ice caps
The man is thinking “We’re on thin ice here!”

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, penguins, climate change, icebergs, environmental impact, rising sea levels
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Environment cartoons: China’s carbon footprint cartoon

China carbon footprint - cartoon

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A cartoon from my selection of environmental cartoons
Carbon footprint cartoon
China’s carbon footprint cartoon

Editorial cartoon or illustration on the reason why China has a large carbon footprint – because it manufactures goods for the west

A cartoon about manufacturing in China, imports, experts, trade, pollution, consumerism, the consumer society, manufacturing, carbon credits